It’s one thing for me to talk about my wife, but for someone else to say something about her is a different deal altogether.
This past weekend we spent some time away camping with the college ministry at our church. As we were eating dinner one night, one of my friends made a comment about Bethany and her beauty. The friend — a guy — wasn’t trying to hit on my wife or make a move, but he was seriously giving her and me a compliment on how Bethany presents herself. My friend even continued by saying that it must be a joy for me to be able to photograph her whenever I want and for her to always look so incredible. Of course, Bethany was blushing and I was stoked, but it was a really nice and genuine thing to say about her.
Just last night I found out about a blog that another friend had written about Bethany. This was actually from a high school girl that we know and it was a joy for me to read. This young woman calls Bethany “Mrs. Shaycam” which I think is hilarious. But the real crux of that blog is that Bethany is a true friend and companion. She genuinely cares about people and loves to love. Of course as I read this, it put a huge smile on my face and reminded me of the greatest blessing God has ever given me — my wife. You would think thoughts like this would only come around your anniversary — I mean thoughts about my bride. But for me, there’s no more important time than now. I can’t wait to tell you about her…
I can think of no other person on this Earth that cares like she does. It doesn’t matter if it’s the bug I squish for her or the family that is hurting in our church, she cares about everything. She has no scale for which to weigh what she will care about, it’s all the same to her. She cares for me the same way she cares for the high school girls she disciples. She loves my friends equally as much as her own friends. She hurts when I hurt and she hurts when others hurt. She is a model of compassion. My wife makes me a better man, and I don’t want that to sound cliché. But what more could I say? Bethany is my true love. She is my true friend. She is a true helper to me. She is my better half. She is my favorite. She is my bride.
5 replies on “Mrs. Shaycam”
It is a good thing that we let you marry her then!
Shaycam, Great blog! I can only confirm what you have written about your wife. We as guys need to take note more often of how are wives do make us better as men. After all God did give them to us as our help mates.
You know this verse is “B”,
1 Peter 3:4,
“but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.”
She is a godly example to our daughter and I thank God for her as well!
and that’s why we call her, “sweet bethany… oh, our sweet bethany”
It warms our hearts to hear you express such wonderful things about Bethany; just goes to show what an awsome man she chose who appreciates her so much.